When Will We Learn

04.14.17 - Tesla Autopilot

While the dependence upon electronics to drive us down the road and be able to read all of the lane and road markings is still a few years off, too often we discuss a driver that’s chosen to rely solely on the automation offered inside a vehicle to make sure they can stay safe on the roadways. Even though we are our own worst enemies on the road with our coffee, driver through lunches, makeup applications and even cell phone usage from behind the wheel, there is a responsibility we still have on the road when it comes to driving.

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Pointless and Embarrassing

04.03.17 - Hummer H2

While the original Hummer H1 was an awesome machine with tons of power and the military build to take on nearly everything in its path, the follow up to this big beast wasn’t what you would have hoped. Many may love their Hummer H2 because of the look it gives them on the road, but for the most part, this is an embarrassing and ridiculous vehicle to drive, as Doug DeMuro describes in this video. The H2 wasn’t made to actually do what you want a Hummer to do and in some cases this follow up vehicle even offered you items that caused you to have less of what you want or need.

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Sometimes You Have to Wonder

01.25.17 - Dodge Logo

There are those times when you look at something from the past and wonder “what were thinking” and other times when you’re just completely amazed by the fact that we could be entertained by some ads. Some cultures do still run over the top and completely crazy ads that capture our attention which certainly amaze those of us in a more subdued society, but at one time we even saw ads that were over the tip and seemed to be just a little too much. While this particular ad is in Spanish, it was one that captured our attention during the days of older Dodge models.

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Even when it’s Cold Outside; Warming up Your Car is bad for Your Engine

01.18.17 - Cold Car

Nearly every piece of conventional wisdom has gone out the window over the years because of the changes in technology. Even so, many of us still prescribe to old suggestions and bits of knowledge that were part of automotive care in the past. It’s time to begin to forget anything you knew about cars of the past, especially if you have a car that’s been built in the past decade or so. Today, cars don’t need some of the same care items as we gave them in the past.

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Burnouts are Cool But…

01.18.17 - Car Burning Out

Learning how to make your car perform some of the actions we see on racetracks with the most talented drivers in the world is always a lot of fun. Who among us hasn’t tried to turn donuts in a parking lot or to perform burnouts when leaving from a scene. These dramatic ways to drive a car are testosterone driven ways to have a lot of fun in a car, but there has to be some control in place when you consider performing anything that’s going to create more heat and friction than normal.  If you are going to make this mistake and should you need to work on your engine after wrecking it, make sure you use Genuine Parts to do so.

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Sometimes You Really Have to Watch Out

01.11.17 - White Rhino

When we get behind the wheel to drive out on the roads in our area we have certain expectations. If it’s raining, snowing or icy out we expect to see more accidents than normal and need to take our time as we travel on the roads. On sunny days when the roads are dry we expect people around us to drive like normal and be able to handle the challenge of being on the road with care. The desire is that we can get where we want to go on time when we’re out on the roads, especially if everything is normal.

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Trucks for the Mud You Wish You Had

01.09.17 - The SHERP

While most truck can handle some trails and even a little bit of mud the thought of a truck that’s practically amphibious is one that has us excited. In our nation heading off road into areas where the mud gets deep and water can swirl around you is a luxury but in some countries it necessary to cross an area after a rainstorm that’s been put under water. Having a truck that can cross these areas makes a huge difference in bringing supplies and food to those on the other side of that region, but these trucks are also ones we’d like to have in the US to enjoy the fun of crossing areas of deeper mud and muck.

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